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Assam hooch tragedy: toll mounts to 80, over 300 others undergoing treatment

So far 45 people have died in Jorhat Medical College Hospital, where 221 who were taken ill after drinking spurious liquor have been admitted.

Another 35 have succumbed in Golaghat civil hospital where 93 have been admitted.

The tragedy had struck the tea gardens of the twin districts of Golaghat and Jorhat after a large number of their workers consumed the spurious liquor on Thursday night.

Assam govt on Friday ordered an inquiry into the incident by Upper Assam division commissioner who has been asked to submit the report in a month.

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